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While I don't think the state should mandate one software for all schools in the state, it does seem a company within the state should have some advantage to getting the contract.
I wonder how many MN schools are using Skyward?
seems there may have been some back room negotiations with current democratic school system and the skyward. I guess which seems normal to a fail school system. Hatts off to walker and current wi administration for seeking to correct a corrupt school system.
@wstolar...."Hatts off to walker and current wi administration for seeking to correct a corrupt school system." And hats off to the people of Wisconsin for going down the road that leads to poor education. If I had just spent all that money on college and wanted to be a teacher I certainly wouldn't do it in Wisconsin. Like a CEO I'm going to go for the sweetest deal and obviously health care benefits (like Governor walker and his cronies have) because I would be deserving of these things. It's too bad really. The steps Governor Walker took only downgraded the education the children of Wisconsin. You get what you pay for. You want cheap teachers? Well, you'll be getting them now. See how that works out.
WI had a sweetheart tax deal for the WI company and not for other companies? Why did they bother to let the contract out to other companies. Walker doing his behind the back dealings.
Lunda Company from Black River Falls completely botched a bridge, west bound 94 over the Mississippi, between S. St. Paul and Newport. Apparently they couldn't calculate that a "T" support was 2:1, and not 3:1. Construction was stopped on the east bound bridge, and rebid. Lunda won the bidding, allowing an additional 60 million dollar "reward" for messing up the first time. I like this example because people always feel that if you make a mistake in a capitalist society, it is always punished. The reality of the marketplace is that Minnesota rewarded a second rate Wisconsin construction company for more than a hundred million dollars. Now, Wisconsin wants to "buy local" for another second rate company?
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